The Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has called on leadership of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ondo state chapter to consider postponing its state congress scheduled for Tuesday, 24th March 2020 and take a cue from the Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde who by public apology agreed that the party did not exercise discretion by organising a political rally in Ibadan.
This was part of the decision reached at the end of the Ondo state executive council meeting on the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a responsive Government with a strong resolve to stem the influx of an undeterminable number of persons in their hundreds into the State especially from unverifiable areas, the State Government has already directed the Commissioner of Police and heads of other security agencies to enforce all regulations in respect of crowd control as spelt out by the Government.”
The council also places ban on all Political, Social and Religious gatherings in the state for 14 days in the first instance while gatherings at clubs, beer parlour and joints are prohibited until further notice.
It also directed all Civil Servants from Grade Level 01-12, except those on essential duties as may be determined by their respective Accounting Officers and Chief Executives, were also advised to stay at home.